“Deepa Johnny is a revelation. The color of the voice is superb, with powerful bass and controlled treble. She takes to the stage with fever and confidence."
—Forum Opera, Carmen
“Rounding out the cast were Deepa Johnny as Barbarina, who made her LAO debut as Eliza in Omar and is a singer to watch”
— Seen and Heard International, LA Opera Le Nozze di Figaro
“This exceptionally strong ensemble had one other delicious standout in Deepa Johnny. Her showcase aria in the second act compares Omar’s writing on the walls of his jail cell to birds flying through the sky. She brought a lovely, bright, flutey mezzo soprano to the piece and her youthful joy was credible and sweet.”
— Parterre
“Mezzo-soprano Deepa Johnny as Cherubino gave a lovely account of the opera's most famous aria, "Voi che sapete”
—Broadway World

Biography

The formidable and sensual Carmen by Deepa Johnny, a young Canadian mezzo-soprano of Omani origin, caused a sensation on Friday at the premiere.

Radio Classique,  September 2023
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Omani-born Canadian mezzo-soprano Deepa Johnny gained recognition in major competitions whilst still studying at Indiana University; she was awarded the Andre Bourbeau Best Canadian Artist award and the ICI Musique People’s Choice award at the 2022 Concours Musical International de Montreal competition and was the winner of the Western Canada District of the 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She joined LA Opera’s prestigious Domingo-Colburn Stein’s Young Artist Program in the 2022/23  season, making her debut there to considerable acclaim in the role of  Owen’s daughter in Omar, a world-premiere by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels.

Omani-born Canadian mezzo-soprano Deepa Johnny gained recognition in major competitions whilst still studying at Indiana University; she was awarded the Andre Bourbeau Best Canadian Artist award and the ICI Musique People’s Choice award at the 2022 Concours Musical International de Montreal competition and was the winner of the Western Canada District of the 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She joined LA Opera’s prestigious Domingo-Colburn Stein’s Young Artist Program in the 2022/23 season, making her debut there to considerable acclaim in the role of  Owen’s daughter in Omar, a world-premiere by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels.

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“Mezzo, Deepa Johnny, makes the arc of Carmen’s story her energy, her lovers and her final death at the hands of Don Jose a compelling tale”

— Indiana Public Media

Upcoming Schedule

Los Angeles, CA, USA

February 24 - March 17 2024

Der Zwerg

LA Opera

Role Debut as Zweite Zofe.

An Impossible Romance, a gothic tale of one-sided love in a decadent Spanish court. Oscar Wilde’s fable is brought to life through a lush and romantic score conducted by James Conlon. Last staged at LA Opera in 2008 to critical acclaim, Tony-winning director Darko Tresnjak conjures a royally opulent production, with costumes from fellow Tony Award winner Linda Cho.

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La Traviata

LA Opera

Role Debut as Annina.

Violetta Valéry is the queen of Parisian nightlife for now, but she knows that life in the fast lane can't last forever. The arrival of a fresh-faced suitor offers her an unexpected taste of true love, until society’s disapproval threatens to tear them apart. Verdi master James Conlon conducts one of opera’s most enduring tragedies in this vibrant and luxuriously rich new-to-L.A. production.

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Aix-en-Provence, France

June 15, 2024

Recital, Festival d'Aix en Provence

Pianist, Alphonse Cemin
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“Venables’ score is at its most patient showcasing the vocal beauty of Deepa Johnny”

— New York Times, July 2023